Linked by Christian Paratschek on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 05:59 UTC
Editorial After reading Adam Scheinberg's original article "The Paradox of Choice" and Kevin Russo's response, I want to add my personal comments to this discussion. I will quote Adam and Russo several times and pick up their arguments.
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Windows and security
by Darius on Thu 23rd Sep 2004 23:12 UTC

I don't think it takes a rocket scientist to realize that Windows is horribly insecure out of the box (although SP2 helps quite a bit). But for those of you acting like it is impossible to run Windows on a 24/7 broadband connection without a firewall and/or virus scanner without getting infected, I have one thing to say to you:

You guys are full of shit. It is very possible and that is a verifiable FACT. And not only is it possible, it's actually pretty easy. Of course, if you could actually see past your own religion, maybe you'd be smart enough to figure that out.

As for out of the box experience, a $40 firewall router that puts you behind a NAT will pretty much take care of those worms .. it'll hit the router and scan it like a Windows box looking for vunerabilities, and of course it won't find anyway.